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Peter and the Wolf




Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67. Leopold Stokowski conducting the All American Orchestra. Basil Rathbone, narrator. Recorded July, 1941. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia Masterworks set M-477. Transfer by Bob Varney.


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Reviews

Reviewer: mibrand - - January 18, 2015
Subject: mibrand
I used to listen to this when I was 4yrs old at my dear neighbors house. It invoked manny an emotion. It has been my inspiration for learning the flute for my entire life wonderful to find it, thanks
Reviewer: browniesamson - - December 7, 2013
Subject: First time hearing Basil read this. ;o)
I'm enjoying the recording very much. FYI, everyone, the Oscar-winning stop-motion animated short of Peter and the Wolf from Troika Studios is "watch instantly" on Netflix if you have it!! Sooo good.
Reviewer: mmendelson - - September 4, 2013
Subject: Absolutely delightful
As a child in the the early '40s I used to listen to this on our little Victrola radio/record player with the flip-up top. No bass response to speak of and very little high end, but I loved it. I've heard several other versions over the years, with some pretty good narrators, but none to equal Basil Rathbone. This has always been, and will always be, my standard for Peter and the Wolf.
Reviewer: DruP.Drawers - - March 9, 2013
Subject: peter and the wolf
It would appear I'm not the only one that remembers and loves this particular version of "Peter and the Wolf". I too can still picture the cover on the vinyl version. In 1953, when I was 6, my father performed this piece with the Grand Rapids, Michigan symphony. He used this album to practice with.

I am so glad to have found this recording that,right now, I have tears in my eyes. This album is the true standard!
Reviewer: delilah410 - - February 17, 2013
Subject: Peter and the wolf/ Stokowski/Rathbone
I too had this recording as a young child. I used to sit on the floor and put my ear right against the speaker of our old RCA Victor console. Also, I can recall perfectly the cover illustration.
Thank you, Mom, wherever you are, for beginning my musical education with this lovely piece!
Reviewer: chardonay - - February 5, 2013
Subject: Childhood remembered!
I had this record as a kid.. this exact copy, I still have the vinyl edition but finding this, is like being a kid again, it makes me smile.. Can't wait to play it on my ipod now
Reviewer: caronann - - March 9, 2012
Subject: Peter and the Wolf
::sighs:: with happiness......

I absolutely cannot believe I stumbled on to this. One of my most treasured childhood memories. Been looking for this version for years. My favorite.

Thanks for doing such a great job with the restoration, and making it available to us!!
Reviewer: Jpanella124 - - December 26, 2011
Subject: thank you so much
It is so nice to finally find the Basil Rathbone reading of Peter and the Wolf. I have been looking for this for decades. I have the vinyl version but now have it to play of my iPod. Just wonderful. I used to listen to this over and over when I was a child.
Reviewer: Buzz350 - - March 26, 2011
Subject: Peter and the Wolf
This is terrific, but I remember fondly the Disney animated version of it narrated by the immortal Sterling Holloway. Wasn't that in "MAKE MINE MUSIC" or was it "FANTASIA"? Refresh my memory, someone.
Reviewer: fguerra - - November 28, 2010
Subject: Peter and the Wolf
Thank you so much for having shared this! I have been looking everywhere for this audio, but cannot find it anywhere for sale. Does anyone know where I can purchase it?
Thanks
Reviewer: Big Ron C - - October 21, 2010
Subject: Top-Notch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ooooooooo, this is just way too marvelous!!! It'll put a big smile on your face and bring out the kid in you. Bet ya can't just listen to it once!!!!!
Reviewer: BREADLADY3 - - July 11, 2010
Subject: THANKS TO MY BROTHER
FINDING THIS RESTORED PIECE OF MY CHILDHOOD WAS FANTASTIC. iT WAS ACTUALLY USED AS A PUNISHMENT MECHANISM BY MY OLDER BROTHER (17 YEARS AGE DIFFERENCE), WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. UNLIKE MY SISTER, I DEVELOPED AN APPRECIATION FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC. HOWEVER I DECIDED AFTER FINDING THIS TODAY TO REPEAT PUNISHMENT HISTORY FOR MY 6 YEAR OLD GREAT NEWPHEW
Reviewer: Eazy4u - - June 4, 2010
Subject: Thankyou so much for sharing this
This has brought back on ive my most remembered childhood memmorys. I can't believe i finaly found it. and not just the music but the story with it.
I have to give this a 10 out of 10 an absolute beutiful piece of music with a great story.
Reviewer: araize - - January 22, 2010
Subject: Public Domain?
Is this recording "Public Domain" and free to be incorporated in commercial products?
Reviewer: flashmikko - - October 11, 2009
Subject: Wonderful piece and beautifully restored!
I've always loved "Peter and the Wolf" and I would very much like to use this recording in a film I'm making. However, the creative license is not listed. Isn't this piece in the public domain?
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